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OECD to Mexico: Increase foreign bribery enforcement

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 22, 2018

Mexico needs to give more priority to foreign bribery enforcement, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In fact, the country has yet to prosecute a case involving the bribery of foreign public officials 19 years after ratifying the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. “This is a cause for significant concern, especially given the export-driven nature of the Mexican economy and because its exports include high-risk sectors for corruption—such as extractives, manufacturing, and agricultural products,” the OECD said.

The OECD Working Group on Bribery recently completed its Phase 4 evaluation of Mexico’s implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related instruments. Phase 4 examines the evaluated country’s challenges and positive achievements and explores issues such as detection, enforcement, corporate liability, and international cooperation, as well as unresolved...

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